Archive for the ‘Stuff’ Category

Sceason’s Greetings

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

gavin beattie science gallery conor houghton christmas card

I drew up a couple of Christmas cards for Science Gallery this year. Thanks to Conor Houghton for help with the tricky maths on the Santa card. The concept for the Fibonacci Christmas is also the work of Conor.

gavin beattie science gallery conor houghton christmas card

gavin beattie science gallery conor houghton christmas card

Tiny Little Horse at Red Dog

Monday, November 14th, 2011

We were recently approached by Dublin Design Consultants Red Dog to design and print an edition of prints for them to sell in their new online store. The brief was just 3 words, “Red”, “Dog” and “Design” and here’s the result.
red dog design tiny little horse gav beattie brenb
A2 3 colour screenprint (light grey, red & black ink) on Gris Cartalina 200gsm card. Strictly limited edition of 50 signed, stamped and hand-numbered prints only available through the Red Dog store. There’s a heap of cool stuff available in the store so go have a looksy. There’s also a picture of me and Bren looking really awesome here.

red dog tiny little horse gav beattie brenb

red dog tiny little horse gav beattie brenb

Hands Up Who Wants to Die printing?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Me! The only deadly band that is Hands Up Who Wants to Die are playing for the first time in ages this Friday in Crawdaddy with support from the magnificent Legion of Two and another special guest band.

Gav Beattie Tiny Little Horse Hands Up Who Wants to Die Poster

I designed and screenprinted this 3 colour A2 poster for the show; black, red and matt silver ink on grey card. Haven’t numbered them yet but it looks like an edition of about 40. They’ll be on sale on Friday and then afterwards on my BigCartel page. Will be a cracking night indeed.

Gav Beattie Tiny Little Horse Hands Up Who Wants to Die Poster

Gav Beattie Tiny Little Horse Hands Up Who Wants to Die Poster

Like There’s No Tomorrow digipacks

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Just printed up a short run of these nice little card digipacks for Anthony from Large Mound‘s new project Like There’s No Tomorrow. Layout by Anthony, drawings by Sarah Bodil Hansen.

like there's no tomorrow large mound gav beattie screenprinting

International Puppet Festival Ireland 2011

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

international puppet festival ireland design by www.gavinbeattie.com

International Puppet Festival Ireland asked me to design their programme and promotional material again this year. The brochure just came back from the printer and turned out quite nice. This years Festival runs from 21st – 30th October.

international puppet festival ireland design by www.gavinbeattie.com

Elements – thank you prints

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Science Gallery Elements Micro Show Gav Beattie

I printed up a very limited run of these A4 prints for the Elements: Micro Show participating artists yesterday.

Science Gallery Elements Micro Show Gav Beattie

Limited edition of 36 (one each) matt gold and silver ink on black card. I also printed a couple on red card.

Science Gallery Elements Micro Show Gav Beattie

Come out to play…

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Warriors_hollywood_babylon_wethreeclub_tom_lacey_tinylittlehorse
Another fine installment in the Hollywood Babylon poster series comes from The No-Good Wimp Suckahs (AKA WeThreeClub and Tom Lacey). I had the pleasure of printing these beauties last week and they turned out pretty nice I have to say. 2 colour print on cream A2 220gsm card, edition of 41. Available soon from Hollywood Babylon’s BigCartel page.

Warriors_hollywood_babylon_wethreeclub_tom_lacey_tinylittlehorse

CreAthletics logo design

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

I recently finished work on an identity for German journalist Sven Nitsche. Sven’s work covers mainly sports journalism but extends to a much wider field. My sister built Sven’s site and passed the logo work on to me, which was handy, especially considering I haven’t a word of German. Thanks sis!
gavin beattie creathletics logo design

Elements / Scrabble board print: ptI

Friday, July 15th, 2011

A couple of months ago I was asked by Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin if I would curate a small art show to run as part of their summer exhibition Elements: the beauty of Chemistry. The idea was to approach a number of Irish-based creative types and ask them to interprate one element from the Periodic Table in whatever way they saw fit. The response from the artists I approached was phenominal and in the end we received about 35 pieces to display and sell in the Science Gallery shop. More about the show in a separate post, but for now here’s a run down of my Scrabble-based print. This will eventually become a 7 colour screenprint and I’ll be doing a process step-by-step in a separate post.

gavin beattie science gallery screenprint

Here’s my thought process behind the piece:

“On the wall above the blackboard in Chemistry class at school hung a large print of the Periodic Table. Not being the most Chemistry-inclined of students my eye would wander to this chart and I would proceed to mentally re-arrange the letters of the Elements into different words.

 This exhibition presented the opportunity to realise my schoolboy mental game and what better form for it to take than Scrabble?

I printed out a copy of the table, cut out each individual element and commandeered the kitchen table for three days playing Elemental Scrabble. I would appeal to any Scrabble fans not to scrutinise my spelling too closely.”

gavin beattie science gallery scrabble print

Prints of Darkness

Friday, July 15th, 2011

gavin beattie screenprinted poster prince of darkness

The May 28th movie for Hollywood Babylon midnight movie club at Block T was John Carpenter’s apocalyptic horror “Prince of Darkness“. It was my turn to design a poster and here’s the result. The premonition/dream sequence really stood out for me and the image of the figure in the church doorway was just plain evil, despite being shot in broad daylight. A3 print on red card with matte gold and black ink. For sale now on Hollywood Babylon BigCartel page.

gavin beattie screenprinted poster prince of darkness